Originally Published: June 11, 2015 12:23 p.m.
DEWEY - An aggressive swarm of bees attacked a Dewey resident Monday, June 8, and killed two dogs, according to reports.
Central Yavapai Fire District firefighters responded to the home in the 10,000 block of Henderson Road about 3:30 p.m. for a report of bees attacking a man, CYFD Division Chief Rick Chase said.
"The person who had called was in a truck in the driveway," he said, "and they were actually swatting at bees that were inside the cab of the truck."
Firefighters could see bees swarming all around the house and entering and leaving it from under the eaves.
One firefighter was able to get to a dog between the truck and the house and carry it away, but the dog, along with another, died from bee stings despite being taken to an animal hospital. A third pet, a cat, was rescued, but it was not known at press time if the cat survived.
A neighbor said the bees had taken up residence in the attic. A portion of the roof had to be removed Tuesday to allow a beekeeper access into the attic to collect them.
Firefighters foamed the remainder of the bees, which typically kills them, to prevent further injuries.